After pulling-off the typical European trick of killing thousands of native people with infectious diseases, early settlers in Australia set up a quarantine station in Sydney. The Q –Station housed all new immigrants to Australia for 40 days and functioned from 1830-1984. Much of the area and buildings have been preserved so visitors can experience this interesting historical period. Ghost tours are taken quite seriously here as the station is an international hotspot for hauntings. Proper detecting equipment is used to measure the apparitions that appear. The tours include ghost hunting experiences and blood-curdling stories of the hardship and cruelty suffered by early settlers and the native peoples. For those who want to eschew the supernatural, there is the more benign Nature Walk option where you can bathe in the prettiness of buzzing bees and the like. As well as these unusual attractions there are all the normal pastimes you could expect from a top hotel resort, rooms with a view and great dining and spa.